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Re: lite-scribe question.



On Tuesday 01 January 2008, Richard England wrote:
>Ric Moore wrote:
>> On Mon, 2007-12-31 at 12:28 +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
>>>> Because you'd be pissed off at spending $50 for a mere 10 mls of liquid
>>>> inside a quite large plastic box that's mostly empty.  Wondering, why in
>>>> hell's name, can't they use a larger cartridge and really fill it with
>>>> lots of ink.
>>>>
>>>> Of course *we* know why - maximising profits.  They could, quite easily,
>>>> make bigger cartridges that hold more ink, and not charge as much.
>>>
>>> So refill them. It isn't very hard and for HP cartridges its cut my ink
>>> costs dramatically.
>>
>> Alan, I worked in the Chemical Industry as a Field Representative, doing
>> lots of technical stuff like titrations, electrical work, A to D
>> conversions to control peristaltic computerized pumps, lotsa techie
>> hands-on stuff for 26 years and taught others as well.
>>
>> I tried filling a cartridge once. Paid good money for a kit with all
>> kinds little widgets included to fill the cartridge with ink. What a
>> friggin' mess! Maybe the instructions needed to be dumbed down a bit,
>> but I got more ink on me than I got into the cartridge. <chuckles> I use
>> the HP 92 cartridge for black and it just seems to be lighter in weight
>> each time I get one, and fewer pages are printed per cartridge. If the
>> thieving bastards had to put the fluid oz of product on the label, at
>> least I'd know when they decide to reduce the amount of the ink in the
>> cartridge and then I could bitch about it. I think I'll just call my
>> Congressman and start a "movement", like Arlo Guthrie did! <grins> Ric
>
>Set this up on a web page and let me know where I can sign your petition and
> Call MY congressmen.  I think a movement on this is long past due.
>
>So who's in charge of this, FDA, probably not, FTC, don't know. Consumer
> Protection?.  Maybe that is the problem, no regulatory jurisdiction....
>
>~~R

I'm fur it. +1


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